What’s the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats? 

If you are on the lookout for ways to stay comfy in your the U.S. home while saving on your expenses, you might want to think about upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing has a variety of options to fit your specific needs. 

The most common types of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a number of options and features from Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. 

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats? 

  • Programmable thermostats permit you to pre-set temperatures for a variety of times of the day and week. You can program the thermostat so that it has different temperatures during the day when no one is in your house, or at night when everyone is sleeping. There’s no need to expend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one is there, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by setting the temperature automatically. You can leave with one less thing to be concerned with. 
  • Smart thermostats take it a step further and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature adjustments that you make and learn from your behavior which permits it to begin adjusting on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats tap in to your home’s Wi-Fi network, allowing you to control your home’s temperature from all over using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to gather your energy usage numbers on a website. 

Whether you choose a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent on your individual needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a bit more because of the extra features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy costs while making sure you are comfortable in your the U.S. home. 

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or additional ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call at 866-397-3787 or request an appointment online and our experts will be happy to help you.